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Issue 1 • June 2017

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of Contents

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  • Beyond Boundaries [Letter from the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Masthead

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 3
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  • 2017 WIE Committee Members

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  • Welcoming the New IEEE WIE Chair: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan takes the helm [Amperes: Current Affairs from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):5 - 6
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  • Making MOVEs: Truck fills a disaster-assistance need [Amperes: Current Affairs from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • Seizing Opportunities: Ng Ain Kin tackles diverse challenges [Women to Watch]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):9 - 11
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    If you had asked IEEE Senior Member and Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee member Jennifer Ng Ain Kin to predict the path her career would take back when she first graduated with an engineering degree, her answer would likely have turned out to be very wrong. An electrical engineer by trade, she began her career in software design and implementation for a firm in Canada but now manages regulator... View full abstract»

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  • Pioneering Cybersecurity Research: Benzel battling malware [Women to Watch]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):11 - 13
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    Terry Benzel is deputy director of the Computer Networks Division at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California (USC). She also leads the Cyber Defense Technology Experimental Research (DETER) project and DETERLab test bed projects funded by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agenc... View full abstract»

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  • Super-Efficient Workflows: Deelman is impacting science applications [Women to Watch]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):13 - 15
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    Ewa Deelman was one of the first researchers to explore using cloud computing for science and is now one of the country's leading experts in managing scientific workflows. View full abstract»

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  • Of Humans and Machines: Zackova spurs social, cognitive, and philosophical research

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):16 - 19
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    Eva Žáčková has fond memories of the time she spent with her father while he worked as a researcher at the local astronomical observatory in their hometown of Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic. She was fascinated by the planetarium, the huge telescopes, Foucault's pendulum, and the historical wooden globes and solar system models her father showed visitors to exp... View full abstract»

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  • Always Up for a Challenge: Making progress with minimal resources

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):20 - 23
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    Around the time Alice Parker was starting to think about college, her mother was back in school herself. Parker remembers going through her mother's psychology textbooks and being intrigued by the brain and how it works. Still, her father was a research chemist, and she also thought she might follow his path and go into biochemistry or physics. View full abstract»

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  • Shall We Dance?: Entering the world of robot choreography

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):24 - 25
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    Back in the 1980s, Margo Apostolos was at Stanford working toward her Ph.D. degree in physical education with a minor in philosophy. She was a dancer–she holds an M.A. degree in dance from Northwestern University–and decided to audit a mechanical engineering course, one that happened to be taught by Larry J. Leifer. View full abstract»

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  • Maintaining a Healthy Work-Life Balance: A female engineer?s guide [Career Advisor]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):26 - 27
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    As more female engineers enter the industry, it will become increasingly important for firms to understand that creating a work environment that allows for a healthy work-life balance will be crucial to sustaining female talent. Results from a recent study conducted by a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found that close to 40% of U.S. women with engineering degrees either neve... View full abstract»

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  • Building a Career that Works for You: Gras writes her own story [Career Advisor]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):27 - 29
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    Say you graduate from college with an electrical engineering degree and then go to work at NASA. The people are the smartest, funniest, nicest group of people with which you've ever worked. The projects (you're a power systems engineer) challenge and interest you. You've always jokingly called yourself a NASA nerd-so now you've achieved this lifelong goal-but inside, something isn't right. You're ... View full abstract»

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  • Encouraging Kids: Hofmann sharing his experiences with the next generation [Pipelining: Attractive Programs for Women]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):30 - 31
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    There are many early indicators of a child's potential future engineering career, such as an interest in math or science, natural criticalthinking and problem-solving abilities, or technology and video-game mastery, among others. But there can also be an indicator even more basic: a simple sense of wonder. View full abstract»

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  • Summer Bridge with the WiSE Walker: Program provides a head start to incoming freshmen [Pipelining: Attractive Programs for Women]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):31 - 33
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    It's not too often that young women get to engage in an engineering research and development project at a major university before even starting their freshman year, but pre-engineering students April Opsvig and Zoe Nelson had the chance to do just that. Working with Electrical Engineering Research Associate Professor Linda Bushnell and Ph.D. student Sang Sagong at the University of Washington, the... View full abstract»

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  • A High Point for Nation's First Women in Engineering High School Program: Celebrating 15 years of WIE [Pipelining: Attractive Programs for Women]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):33 - 35
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    In 2002, in the northernmost tip of rural New Jersey, at High Point Regional High School, Mark Wallace, the supervisor of Instructional Technology created the first Women In Engineering (WIE) high school program. It has lasted to this day. View full abstract»

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  • The Courage to Dream and Achieve: Advocating for gender equality [WIE from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):36 - 38
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    When Ayat Mohammad Mahmoud was in the seventh grade, her father took her to work with him one day. He worked as a caretaker at a local private school in Jordan, and on this particular day, the students were participating in a First Lego League (FLL) robotics competition that her father thought she might like to watch. Mohammad Mahmoud was mesmerized watching the robots work their way through diffe... View full abstract»

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  • Turning the Tide: Energizing Papua New Guinea [WIE from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):38 - 39
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    Ever since she was accepted to university in 2012, Juliana Rex knew she wanted to do something innovative that could also help her community. Growing up in the province of Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea, she took inspiration from the ocean that she's lived by and loved her entire life, determined to find a way to make tidal energy a power solution for her country. However, with few others believing... View full abstract»

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  • PostDoc Profile: Kushwaha's models are used around the world [WIE from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 40
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    Pragya Kushwaha is a postdoctoral researcher from India working at the Berkeley Short-Channel IGFET Model (BSIM) Group at the University of California, Berkeley. Working with Prof. Chenming Hu, Kushwaha develops compact models for emerging electronic devices. These industry standard models are used by circuit designers to predict device behavior (i.e., current, power, and noise) to simulate their ... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine is the first magazine to focus on issues facing women who study or work in IEEE’s fields of interest.

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Editor-in-Chief
Karen Panetta
Tufts University